What Is A Hate Crime And How Can I Report It?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

What counts as a hate crime? Citizens Advice say hate incidents are where the victim or anyone else believe crimes were motivated by hostility or pre...

Now Is the Time for Freelancers to Work

Ed Mayo | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Ed Mayo

With more than a quarter of the UK workforce now self-employed, and new evidence showing this is set to grow this year, the rise of freelancing signals a fundamental shift in the nature of work.

Sweden has Set the Bar on How to Deal with Countries Human Rights Abusers, and Britain Should Follow Suit

Sayed Alwadaei | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Sayed Alwadaei

The Foreign Office has once again defied the recommendations of human rights experts and refused to list Bahrain as a human rights country of concern in its annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, released earlier this week.

Feeling Dirty? Networking Could be to Blame

Andy Lopata | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK
Andy Lopata

If we feel that we are engaging with people on a level basis, because we can or want to help them or for purely social reasons, there are no issues. But as soon as we have a desired outcome, we start to feel uncomfortable.

From Crisis to Catastrophe in South Sudan

Mark Goldring | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Mark Goldring

Oxfam and other aid agencies are warning that rival groups in South Sudan are regrouping ready to resume violence once the rainy season ends this month. An upsurge in fighting would exacerbate what is already the world's worst food crisis and could lead to famine. The number of people facing dangerous levels of hunger is expected to increase by one million between January and March.

British Jihadis - Turning Mothers Into Informants Is No Solution

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

In the government's latest Orwellian measure, mothers and wives of "would-be jihadists" are ‎being urged to report on their loved ones, avowedly to "prevent tragedies". It won't escape notice ‎however, that despite protestations to the contrary, a message emanating from the police carries ‎criminalising potential. ‎

'Young People Have the Power to Revive the High Street'

Emeka Egbuonu | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Emeka Egbuonu

Every time I read about another initiative to try and rejuvenate retail on our high street, I can't help but wonder whether politicians and other policy makers are missing the point. Of course, retail has long played an important role on our high streets, but there is much more to a these spaces than just shopping...

The Horrific Shooting of a 15-Year-Old Girl Exposes the Reality of Girls, Guns and Gangs

Polly Courtney | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Polly Courtney

We have become aware of - almost immune to - the impact of gangs, guns and drugs on teenage boys in our communities. We turn the pages blithely as newspaper headlines scream of gang-related stabbings in Brixton, confused shootings in Tottenham... But girls? In gangs? Until now, it has barely crossed our minds. We like to think it doesn't happen.

Meet the Real Russians

Alison Couper | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK
Alison Couper

One of the reasons why the UK has failed to benefit fully from the increase in Russian tourists is that transport links between the UK and Russia have been mostly limited to London and Moscow. However, new flight routes launched earlier this year between these cities and between Moscow and Manchester, are making the UK more accessible.

'An Embarrassment, But Investments Are Complex'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said he was "embarrassed and irritated" after it emerged that the Church of England helped to fund the p...

Church To Probe Pay Day Lender Link Following FT Report

Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

The Church of England has called for an investigation into its own pension fund after a national newspaper discovered it had links to Wonga - the payd...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers Losing Sleep Due to Pain

Reno Charlton | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Reno Charlton

Research was recently presented at the American College of Rheumatology indicating that lack of sleep caused by RA symptoms has been affecting overall quality of life for some sufferers, with women said to be affected on a greater level than men.

Why Do BBC, ITV and Sky News Not Report What is Happening In The World?

John Fleming | Posted 18.02.2013 | Home
John Fleming

America is often criticised for being insular. It was said that, in the build-up to the Gulf War, some people in the southern states - genuinely - we...

Cannabis Use Can Lower Teenage IQs? - It's High Time We Take This Seriously

Jason Reed | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

It's hard to write on the contestable nature of cannabis without sounding like an aimless defender of the substance itself, but there are actually serious consequences to the flippant way that the UK media handles the scientific reporting of drugs, and specifically, cannabis.

Journalists Exposed for Their Biased Coverage of Riots

Deborah Hobson | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK
Deborah Hobson

News outlets need to be held to account for their coverage of the headline-hitting English riots, a new report has argued.

Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability

Jo Verrent | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Jo Verrent

Is Access All Areas a symposium report?

Diabetes Care In 'State Of Crisis'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Diabetes care in England is in a "state of crisis" with less than half of people with the condition getting the basic minimum care, a report warns. ...

Francesca Marotta | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

There is always at least one venue at the bi-annual London Fashion Week that strays a little further from the main hub of the event, Somerset House, and insists on testing my time management and cardiac health.

The Coalition Is in Danger of Doing the Right Thing About Gender in Schools

Triona Kennedy | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Triona Kennedy

The Home Office has shown, this week, that it recognises gender inequality is a problem and education is an important part of the solution. The Scandinavians are leagues ahead. Let's put our energies into trying to catch up with them instead of denying that we have a serious problem on that front.

Elderly NHS Patients Subject To Appalling Standards Of Care And Neglect, Says Report

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Elderly patients in UK hospitals are being subjected to appalling standards of care, according to a report by the Patients Association. The catalo...

Why the 'Delivering Quality First' Cuts Made Sense

Scott Bryan | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK
Scott Bryan

Cuts are bad and cuts are annoying, but with the Tories in power and an economic crisis malarky taking place this was always going to happen.

Men: It's Time to Man Up... and Conquer the Kitchen

Collette Walsh | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Collette Walsh

The truth is that men are only doing 27 minutes more housework a day than they did 10 years ago. That's an extra three minutes or so a day built up over a decade. Whoopee doo! Hardly revolutionary.